'Gauges Lie' and Other Truths

Excerpts from Psalm 109, 102, 51, 89

Icebreaker

·      What’s a song that evokes particularly strong memories for you?

Responses and Reactions

·      What disturbed you, challenged you, or intrigued you in this week’s message?

Digging Deeper

·      What is the relationship between faith and feelings?

·      Read Hebrews 2:17-18; 4:14-16; 5:7-8.  For Jesus to be “fully human” means he possessed a fully human emotional life.  Is it difficult for you to imagine attributing a whole range of concrete emotions to Jesus?  Why or why not?

Bringing It Home

·      What is your normal, instinctive response to emotions generally?  Do you tend to express them openly?  Moderate them?  Bury them?

·      Share a story about a time when emotions helped you discern the truth of a situation.  Then share a story about a time when emotions misled you.